Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
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Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
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Ravenna, Italy
Died1873 (aged 72–73)
EducationSaint Claire's Monastery at Faenza[1]
Lord Byron

Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli (1800–1873) was the married lover[2] of Lord Byron while he was living in Ravenna, Italy, and writing the first five cantos of Don Juan.[3] She wrote the biographical account Lord Byron's Life in Italy.[4]

On 19 January 1818, Teresa married Count Guiccioli. It was three days later, on 22 January, that she met Lord Byron at the home of Countess Albrizzi.[1]

Alexandre Dumas included her as a minor character in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo using the disguised name "Countess G-".[5] Lord Byron also used this shortened name in his journals.[6]


  1. ^ a b Guiccioli, Teresa; Rees, Michael; Cochran, Peter (2005). "Lord Byron and Countess Guiccioli". In Cochran, Peter (ed.). Lord Byron's Life in Italy (Illustrated ed.). University of Delaware Press. pp. 124-23. ISBN 9780874137163. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Disgrace". bookdrum.com.
  3. ^ Susan J. Wolfson, Peter J. Manning (1996), Selected Poems By Lord George Gordon Byron, Penguin Classics, ISBN 978-0-14-042381-5, OCLC 35209118
  4. ^ Teresa Guiccioli (2005), Lord Byron's Life in Italy, University of Delaware Press, ISBN 978-0-87413-716-3, OCLC 55729965
  5. ^ Liljegren, S Bodvar (1945). Essence and attitude in English romanticism. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell. p. 191. OCLC 185958911.
  6. ^ Moore, Thomas (1831). (The) Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life. J. Murray. pp. 314, et al.

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